North of Scotland Bursary

Charities and local groups in the North of Scotland, applied for a share of the 2018 CALA Community Bursary

We are pleased to announce the following worthwhile causes have been selected to receive funding from our 2018 Community Bursary:

Police Scotland Youth Volunteers Aberdeen
Pleyfauld Very Sheltered Housing
Home-Start Aberdeen
Sunrise Partnership
Spikin Autism and More
Friends of Orchard Brae
Printfield Community Project
Supporting Children in Learning for Life
Seaton Community Church
Grampain Child Bereavement Network
Aberdeen Riding Club

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to apply and congratulate them all on the significant contribution they are making to their local community.

Scroll to find out more about the bursary helped charities and local groups in your area in 2017.

Monday 5th June 2017, Aberdeen, Scotland - CALA is donating £1,000 towards the addition of a second weekly session for adults with learning and physical disabilities.Bruce Masson, Architectural Manager for CALA Homes (North),  attending the charity’s existing weekly session,(Photo: Newsline Media)CALA’s Community Bursary helped SensationALL, a charity that supports adults with Multiple Support Needs (MSN) and their families, introduce a new “Mayhem” session.

Thanks to a £1,000 donation, SensationALL can welcome more attendees to their “Monday Mayhem” sessions, designed to enable adults who have a range of physical and neurodevelopment disabilities to meet and socialise while taking part in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, baking, gardening, singing and dancing.

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Wednesday 9th August 2017, Aberdeen, Scotland - Lynn Melvin, Senior Land Manager for CALA Homes (North), will be welcoming a family who is representing CHAS.(Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) received a £1,000 donation from the Community Bursary to help expand its CHAS at Home team in Aberdeen.

CHAS has two hospices in Scotland and also offers a home visit service, which saw its team make around 1,000 visits to families across Scotland in 2015-16.

The outreach service enables a specialist nurse to make home visits, offering parents support and much-needed time off, advice regarding medication and care as well as bereavement counselling. The team also organises events for the families it supports across the North East.  The funds received were used to help expand the number of specialist nurses in their team.

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